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4th IAALD Africa Conference

Agricultural Innovations, Information and Knowledge: Catalyzing the Attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063

30 May - 1 June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

 
 
 
 
 
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For sponsorship information, contact Gracian Chimwaza (itoca@itoca.org)

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theme and Sub-Themens

The theme of the 4th IAALD Africa Conference is Agricultural Innovations, Information and Knowledge: Catalyzing the Attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063 and has the folloiwng sub-themes:

Knowledge Generation, Management and Sharing

  • Documenting experiences, lessons learned & good practices and sharing agricultural knowledge;
  • Agricultural innovations systems and advisory services targeting small-holder farmers and rural communities;
  • National and institutional initiatives and frameworks for agricultural knowledge sharing;
  • Capacity development for agricultural knowledge generation, management and sharing.

Women, Youth and Agriculture

  • Engaging and empowering women and youth in agriculture and rural development;
  • Rural transformation, agribusiness, entrepreneurship and women and youth;
  • Capacity development for women and youth in agriculture.

Open Data and Open Science

  • Open data standards and software platforms;
  • Regional, national and institutional open data and open science initiatives and frameworks in agriculture;
  • Regional and national multi-stakeholder processes/platforms/forums for open data and open science in agriculture;
  • Entrepreneur opportunities in open data and open science;
  • Capacity development for open data and open science in agriculture.

ICT and Agriculture

  • ICT adoption and use by smallholder farmers (especially women and youth) and rural communities;
  • ICT applications in agriculture and rural development including Apps, services, etc. targeting smallholder farmers and rural communities;
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (drones) in agriculture and rural development applications and services, cases, challenges, policies, research, etc.;
  • Social media in agriculture and rural development;
  • Capacity development for ICT in agriculture and rural development, especially for women and youth.

Download: Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals (PDF)